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Governance in point-of-care ultrasound 

Governance in point-of-care ultrasound
Chapter:
Governance in point-of-care ultrasound
Source:
Focused Intensive Care Ultrasound
Author(s):

Peter Macnaughton

, and Marcus Peck

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0034

The performance and interpretation of ultrasound examination are very user-dependent that require significant training and experience. This chapter details the processes that should be adopted within an intensive care unit using point-of-care ultrasound to ensure that practitioners are appropriately trained and are able to maintain and develop their skills. The chapter also outlines recommendations regarding good practice in reporting and image storage, together with guidance regarding equipment management, to ensure patient safety.

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